Five of six toppers from Ghaziabad and Noida from humanities stream, trend changing say CBSE officials
Among the top six students, Hansika Shukla from Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (Meerut Road), Garima Sharma from Vishwa Bharti Public School Sector 28 Noida, Ibadat Singh Bakshi from Apeejay School Setcor 16A Noida, Aishna Jain and Pragya Kharkwal from Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Sector14C Vasundhara are from humanities stream.Updated: May 03, 2019, 11:02 IST
The five out of six students from Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar districts who secured the top three positions in the CBSE’s class 12 examination are from humanities stream. Regional officials of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said that the trend of students securing high marks in science streams is changing a bit.
Among the top six students, Hansika Shukla from Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (Meerut Road), Garima Sharma from Vishwa Bharti Public School Sector 28 Noida, Ibadat Singh Bakshi from Apeejay School Setcor 16A Noida, Aishna Jain and Pragya Kharkwal from Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Sector14C Vasundhara are from humanities stream.
Arpit Maheshwari from Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (Meerut Road) is the only one of the six who is from science stream. He secured 497 out of 500 marks in his class 12 examinations, results of which were declared by CBSE on Thursday.
“The trend of more students opting for science stream is changing now. More students who wish to take up civil services and other professions are moving towards humanities stream. We have observed during past two-three years that parents who earlier pressurised children to take up science stream have now shown an inclination to let the students take up subjects of their choice,” Ranbir Singh, regional officer (Dehradun region), CBSE, said.
“The trend is encouraging for students as well as the results they secure. Further, children using NCERT books, journals and even studying books of private publishers are gaining knowledge. The marked achievement by students is that during the past three years we have an all India topper emerging from the Dehradun region. We are trying to improve the quality of education and keeping direct contact with school principals,” he added.
Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar districts are part of CBSE’s Dehradun region, which has presence of about 1,800 schools in 15 districts of western Uttar Pradesh and the state of Uttarakhand.
Officials said that the registration of students has been increasing for the past three years. In 2016-17, 71,944 students were registered while 74,331 and 86,022 students were registered in 2017-18 and 2018-19, respectively, they said.
The officials further said that the passing percentage has shown an increase with 72.4%, 75.39% and 76.20% students clearing their examinations in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19, respectively, in Uttar Pradesh.
The official statistics for 2018-19 show that 84.6% girls and 73.95% boys cleared the class 12 examinations on Thursday under the Dehradun region.
According to overall results, nearly 72.4% students from Ghaziabad district cleared their examination with 81.9% girls and 66.4% boys coming out successful. In Gautam Budh Nagar, the overall result was 77.7% with 84.9% girls and 73% boys clearing their class 12 examinations.